trifecta

In American and Australian horse racing terminology, a trifecta is a parimutuel bet in which the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second, and third in exact order. The word comes from the related betting term, perfecta. A trifecta is known as a tricast in the United Kingdom, as a tiercé in Hong Kong, as a tiercé (or trio ordré) in France, as a tris in Italy and a triactor in English Canada.

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